Chicago prosecuting attorney Gwendolyn Pierce prides herself in being a strong, independent woman. Ignoring the frivolity of the holiday season and working through Christmas might come across as Scrooge-ish to others, but building her career is her focus. Besides, being miserly with her time and attention protects her from getting too close to people and then experiencing the pain of losing them. Her dedication to prosecuting criminals helps her cope with the injustice in the world that took her sister from her.
Defense attorney Matthew Haney looks forward to enjoying all of the usual holiday traditions with his parents and siblings but his thoughts continually stray to a certain sexy woman who is probably spending Christmas alone. Gwen is all work and no play—except for that week they spent together. Their passion ran deep and now she’s under his skin and in his head, even though she’s determined not to let him distract her.
When a stalker wants Matt for her own and sees Gwen as an obstacle to dispose of, they begin receiving pretty little packages with not-so-pretty presents inside. Confronted by painful ghosts of her past, present, and future, Gwen must decide whether to open her heart and let the man of her dreams in. If Matt can convince the woman he loves he’s worth the risk, they’ll receive the greatest Christmas gift of all—love.
The Mindhunters series continues in this 33,000-word romantic suspense Christmas novella…